In the last year, the Golden State has seized quite an amount of black market marijuana.
California authorities have seized $30 million in pot products from illegal shops. Authorities have tripled the amount of raids on unlicensed cannabis stores.
Last year, California’s first year of licensing, the state Bureau of Cannabis Control worked with local law enforcement to serve six search warrants on unlicensed pot shops and seized some 1,594 pounds of cannabis worth $13.5 million.
During the first six months of 2019, the bureau has already served 19 search warrants on unlicensed sellers and has confiscated over 2,500 pounds of illegal marijuana products with a retail value of $16.5 million. The state has also seized $219,874 in cash from illegal pot shops.